Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

LIDOCAINE-LEVEL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
LIDOC      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 80176.03         Geisinger Epic ID: 42035

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL serum
Special notes:
Specimen collected in serum separator tube not acceptable. Collect as trough just prior to next dose.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Spin down and aliquot the serum off the cells. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen collected in serum separator tube not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
1.5 - 5.0 mg/mL
CPT code(s):
80176
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Xylocaine
Quest test 605
Clinical significance:
Lidocaine direct injection or infusion is used in the emergency treatment of ventricular arrhythmias caused by acute myocardial infarction, open-heart surgery. It is also used for topical anesthesia administered as a gel or by injection. Lidocaine levels are monitored to assure adequate therapeutic levels are achieved and to avoid toxicity

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Friday morning    
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